ai weiwei: straight, 2008-2012
steel reinforcing bars, 6 x 12m
installation view, zuecca project space, venice, 2013
courtesy, the artist and lisson gallery
ai weiwei straightens 150 tons of steel rebar which he recovered from the sites of the collapsed schools in sichuan following the 2008 earthquake. the installation metaphorically speaks of the artist trying to make things right.
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image by jonty wilde
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